Friday, 7 March 2014


Just take a moment to stare at the beauty that is one of the new hourglass ambient lighting blushes. As soon as i saw the promo pictures for the launch of these babies, i knew i had to have one. I was having an incredibly hard time choosing which one to go for, when on one trip to space NK i saw the shade 'diffused heat' in the front stand. Now my space NK doesn't stock hourglass, so i took it as a sign that this is the shade i should go for, so off i trotted out of the store with diffused heat in hand. And i couldn't be happier with the shade i chose.

Diffused heat is described as a vibrant poppy blush combined with their diffused light ambient lighting powder. Now i'd say its more of a coral red on me, which is a lovely pop of colour for the cheeks. The texture of these blushes is exactly like the ambient lighting powders; they're extremely finely milled with a smooth yet slightly firm texture texture which sits on the skin wonderfully, never looking powdery, blotchy or cakey. I find this blush to be on the sheerer side, which i actually much prefer, as it means i can go in with a few light layers to really build up the colour where i want it rather than ending up with one big blob. I don't find this particular shade to leave much of a sheen on my cheeks, so do usually pair with a highlighter, but i haven't in the above image so you can see the full effect. It does leave a lovely natural satin look to the cheeks which is great for a natural makeup look.

The wear time of these blushes is truly amazing - in the photograph above i had been wearing the blush for about 4 hours, and it still looks as perfect as when applied. All in all they last around 9-10 hours before fading on me which is pretty impressive if i do say so myself, as this is usually the longest i wear makeup for anyway! 

At £28 i did have a pretty difficult time handing over my card, but i definitely think they're worth the high price tag, as the quality is outstanding and the colours are all so beautiful and brightening. I have my eye on radiant magenta and dim infusion next...

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